Ryan White Care Act funds expand local services for those with HIV who could not otherwise afford care.
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If you are Hiv+, explore the options. If not, is this federal+local partnership a model to improve the availability + effectiveness of care?

Single-payer plans are being considered locally + nationally to lower costs. Be informed.
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Medicare, drug assistance + clinic services can save your life

Financing healthcare is a major issue if you are diagnosed with HIV – or for anyone as we get older.

Ensuring you have the best healthcare is life-empowering. Approach finding + funding care with hope, determination, meticulous attention . . . and someone, or some people, to hold your hand.

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Part A helps cover home health care or inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities + hospice.
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Part D helps cover prescription drugs. Ask your pharmacist to help figure it out.
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Part B helps cover medical services, including clinics + doctor visits, outpatient care + prevention.

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HMOs + other Medicare Advantage plans, aka 'Part C', often combine + extend Medicare coverage options.
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Drug assistance supplements often target long-term conditions like Aids or cancer.
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State or local health plans range from MedicAid supplements to full health services. Check your options.

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Veterans Administration medical centers + programs offer a broad range of services to veterans + their families.
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Dentists are on the front line against health decline. Get regular checkups.
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Indigent care in county hospitals or other government facilities is a last resort, but don't dismiss it as an option.